The College welcomes new cultural advisors

The College recently created two new roles to support the implementation of our commitment to the provision of culturally appropriate and accessible psychiatric care by and for Māori and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

We’re pleased to welcome to the College Mahue Albert (Kaiārahi Māori) and Chanelle Martin (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health Liaison Officer).

Mahue Albert

Ko Tongariro te maunga (Tongariro is the mountain)

Ko Taupō nui a Tia te moana (Taupo nui a Tia is the lake)

Ko Te Arawa te waka (Te Arawa is the canoe)

Ko Ngāti Tūwharetoa te iwi (Tūwharetoa is the tribe)

Ko Ngāti Hinemihi me Te Maunga ngā hapū (Hinemihi and Te Maunga are the sub-tribes)

Ko Kauriki te marae (Kauriki is the Marae)

He mokopuna ahau nō Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Ngāti Maniapoto me Ngāpuhi anō hoki (I am a descendant from the Tūwharetoa, Maniapoto and Ngāpuhi people)

Ko Mahue Albert tōku ingoa (My name is Mahue Albert)

Firstly, I would like to acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples as the First Nations and the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the lands and waters now known as Australia.

I grew up along the Western Access of Lake Taupo, New Zealand and have a background in psychology. I am the new Kaiārahi Māori here at the College and I hope to share my extensive and lived experience in Te Ao Māori to provide leadership, support, direction and advice, as appropriate within RANZCP, as we continue to ensure that Māori have the best mental health and wellbeing outcomes.

I am an avid learner and am committed to strengthening my understanding in the indigenous knowledge systems including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Chanelle Martin

My name is Chanelle and I am the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health Liaison Officer for the RANZCP. 

I’m very excited to be in the ATSIMHLO role (or at-sim-lo as I’ve been calling it). I am a proud Wathawurrung woman, but I currently live on Yuin country. I am currently completing a Master of Mental Health. 

This role is brand new to RANZCP and has been established to support all members. I will keep you in the loop about all things related to mob in our College as well as provide support. Thanks so much to the Fellows, associates and PIF members that I’ve already had the chance to meet with.

I am eager to learn more about you, where you are in your studies or career, how you would like to be supported and how we can work together to achieve our shared goals. If you are interested in having a yarn, please feel free to add me on LinkedIn.


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